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Mar 26, 2011 9:00am PDT
to again address the nation to give more details on why u.s. forces are bombing libya. >>> overnight in syria, security troops broke up another demonstration on the outskirts of damascus, arresting about 200 people there. here is amateur video of a protest earlier on friday. last night, up to 4000 people were holding a sit-in when around midnight, electricity was cut off and protesters came under attack. today, the government released 70 political prisoners apparently to try to calm unrest in several cities there. witnesses say security forces shot and killed more than 15 protesters yesterday. >>> in japan, crews of the crippled nuclear power plant are rushing to inject reactors with freshwater rather than the sea water they have been using. that is because of corrosion concerns now with the salty sea water. meanwhile, high ride yags levels in the ocean near the plants might be from water leaking from a breached reactor. the government found the problem after two workers apparently burned their feet outside of the reactor. they stepped in water with radiation levels 10,000 times high
CBS
Mar 19, 2011 8:30am PDT
will be enforced through military action. >> right now, u.s. and allied war ships are stationed off the coast of libya, ready to launch cruise missiles that would destroy gadhafi's command centers and air defense network. after that, aircraft, mostly from britain and france, would enforce a no-fly zone. there could also be airstrikes if attacks on rebels continue. >>> in another development, one of gadhafi's sons says that four "new york times" journalists that libya had been holding since tuesday, will be released. >>> police in southern yemen stormed the protest camp today, firing live rounds and tear gas, wounding at least 13 people. that follows a crackdown yesterday in yemen's capital. >>> on friday, security forces fired shots from rooftops, killing at least 46 people, and injuring more than 300 others during an antigovernment rally. that attack suggests the company's president is concerned that persistent street protests could unravel his 32-year hold on power. he has now declared a 30-day state of emergency. >>> japan has raised the threat level of its damaged nuclear plants. it's now
CBS
Mar 5, 2011 8:30am PST
. people living there reportedly helped to defeat pro gadhafi forces. >>> here in the u.s., a promising sign of improvement for the nation's job numbers. the unemployment rate is at the lowest it's been in nearly two years. the economy grew by 192,000 jobs in february, and the national unemployment rate dropped to 8.9%. that is the first time it's been under 9% since april of 2009. that is providing some hope that companies now might feel more confident about the economy and will continue hiring this year. in california, unemployment fell just slightly, from 12.5% to 12.4%. >>> governor brown's deadline is just five days away, but there is progress at the state capitol for a potential budget deal, and it might include reform for the state workers pension system. the deal is likely to include $12.5 billion worth of cuts, plus an $11 billion tax extension measure on a special state-wide ballot in june. state senate president pro tem darryl steinberg says he's confident he will have the republican support needed to strike that deal. >> we're hearing that some republicans may be willing to
CBS
Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm PST
the conflict by crossing the border. u.s. military aircraft picked up thousands of refugees and flew them back home to cairo. they make up the bulk of the refugees and this comes a day after cargo planes delivered supplies for the refugees. that means one and a half million foreigners were working when a revolt startered. >>> a war veteran was honored on his 20th birthday today. joe burns was welcomed home by vietnam vets and local lawmakers. the vehicle he was riding in hit an improvised device. they also made fun of the car he arrived in today. rved in the navy for about a year and a half. >> when we heard you were rolling up in a pink bug -- >> it's not mine. >> burns has served in the navy for about a year and a half. >>> dog owners turned out in san francisco to voice their objections to a plan to reduce off leash dog areas. the national parks service has been holding public meetings on the proposal for drastic limitations on dogs in the golden gate national recreation area. they say they're responding to complaints by people who say off leash dogs are dangerous to people and to the envir
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